ASN Aircraft accident Nord 2501 Noratlas 69 Epernay
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Date:Tuesday 19 October 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 2501 Noratlas
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 69
MSN: 69
First flight: 1955
Engines: 2 Bristol Hercules 739
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Epernay (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Reims-Champagne Air Base (BA 112) (RHE/LFSR), France
Destination airport:Reims-Champagne Air Base (BA 112) (RHE/LFSR), France
Stalled and crashed following the separation of the de-icing boot on of one of the wings.
The airplane operated on a low level training exercise.

Loss of control

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